"Fort Loudon Dam"


Put on Your Hard Hat and Enter the Construction of Fort Loudon Dam


Fort Loudon was the last dam built on the Tennessee River.  Construction began in July 1940 and was completed in June 1944.  The dam was constructed in three phases.  Phase One was the lock and earthen dam on the south side of the river.  The lock was constructed on Belle Island.  Phase Two was the construction of the spillway.  Phase Three was the construction of the Powerhouse.  During the construction of the lock and earthen dam, all of the water was channeled through the main river channel.  During the construction of the spillways, the water was channeled through the lock and remaining river channel.  During the construction of the powerhouse, the water was diverted through the spillways and the lock.

The highway bridge over the dam was not added until 1963.  We hope in the future to put together a photographic history of the bridge.



| Home | Page 1 - Beginning | Page 2 - Lock | Page 3 - Spillways |
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Page 4 - Powerhouse | Page 5 - Behind the Dam | Page 6 - Buildings |
 | Page 7 - Miscellaneous |
More Statistical Information about the Dam


A special thank you to:
 Arlene Royer with the National Archives (NARA) office in Atlanta.
Sammy Sweetland and Ronny Brewer with TVA/Fort Loudon Dam.


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